A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hits the Indian states of West Bengal and Assam, part of Meghalaya, and part of Bangladesh, causing damage to houses and buildings. Two people die from heart attacks, while ten others are wounded by the earthquake itself.
Three days of heavy rain in Nepal trigger floods and landslides resulting in at least 67 deaths. India was also affected by heavy floods, resulting in the death of 34 people, while 29 others died in Bangladesh.
A ban on single-use plastics including cups, bags, and bottles in Mumbai, India, comes into effect. Mumbai is the nation's largest city with such a law, and those in violation face fines and up to three months in prison.
Members of the 19th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit, scheduled to be held in Pakistan during November 2016, postpone the meeting following an Indian-led boycott, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan in response to Pakistan's alleged involvement in a deadly terrorist attack on an Indian Army base in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, on September 18.
A strong 7.9 earthquake strikes between the Nepalese capital Kathmandu and the regional headquarter city of Pokhara. The Government of Nepal declares a state of emergency with 1500 dead. A number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites are destroyed, including the historic Dharahara tower. Deaths are also recorded in India, Bangladesh and the Chinese province of Tibet.
A magnitude 6.9 earthquake occurs in northwestern Sikkim, northern India, causing shaking in parts of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Tibet Autonomous Region. At least thirty seven deaths are reported.
Several dozen Rohingya boat refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar are accepted to India at Port Blair in the Andaman Islands after being detained by the Thai Navy and rejected at sea, but face repatriation to Bangladesh.
Somali pirates hijack a Bangladeshi cargo ship off the coast of India. [https:--www.bbc.co.uk-news-world-south-asia-11925616 (BBC)] [https:--web.archive.org-web-20101207041937-http:--www.straitstimes.com-BreakingNews-Asia-Story-STIStory_611002.html ("Straits Times")] [http:--www.capitalfm.co.ke-news-Africa-Pirates-steering-ship-towards-Somalia-10766.html (Capital FM Kenya)]date=August 2019